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Old 01-10-2013, 09:04 PM   #1
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File System Navigation question


I just installed Fedora on an old (2004) IBM box which I haven't used in a few years. I've had Linux on a machine a few years ago and have used AIX at work a few years ago so I've navigated file systems before, but I can't seem to get anywhere. If I ll or ls from my home directory, I see the subdirectories, but if I cd to one, say Downloads, I get "bash: cd: /downloads: No such file or directory". Have I forgotten something really basic and obvious? I can't get anywhere. I can wander around in the file system with a file manager, but not by command line.

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Old 01-10-2013, 09:09 PM   #2
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/downloads
The leading slash indicates the download dir is one level from root ie '/'.

download is i your home dir, so its full path is /home/yourusername/download. So from home, just do 'cd download'.


Hope this helps.
 
Old 01-10-2013, 09:23 PM   #3
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I'm getting the same thing:

[Me@DeadBadger ~]$ ll
total 32
drwxr-xr-x. 2 rbradt rbradt 4096 Jan 10 12:45 Desktop
drwxr-xr-x. 2 rbradt rbradt 4096 Jan 10 12:45 Documents
drwxr-xr-x. 2 rbradt rbradt 4096 Jan 10 12:45 Downloads
drwxr-xr-x. 2 rbradt rbradt 4096 Jan 10 12:45 Music
drwxr-xr-x. 2 rbradt rbradt 4096 Jan 10 12:45 Pictures
drwxr-xr-x. 2 rbradt rbradt 4096 Jan 10 12:45 Public
drwxr-xr-x. 2 rbradt rbradt 4096 Jan 10 12:45 Templates
drwxr-xr-x. 2 rbradt rbradt 4096 Jan 10 12:45 Videos
[Me@DeadBadger ~]$ cd downloads
bash: cd: downloads: No such file or directory
 
Old 01-10-2013, 09:27 PM   #4
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Linux is case sensitive, Downloads and downloads are two different dir's.
 
Old 01-10-2013, 09:37 PM   #5
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That's it! Thanks, Cliff! I thought I'd tried that, but I guess not. It was something basic and obvoius. Thanks for the help. Guess I've got a lot of cobwebs to sweep out of the Linux/Unix corner of my brain.
 
Old 01-11-2013, 01:54 AM   #6
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In that case, this will be useful http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
 
  


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